Thursday, August 7, 2008

And the Winner is . . . , Loovee's Trip to the Museum, and Gachapin's Lunch Set

Aloha! It's been awhile, hasn't it? I hope you are all well and enjoying your summer. This summer is a mild one here in Hawaii, which I am thankful for. It's usually not very hot, but in those moments when it does start to swelter some, you can always count on a good breeze to keep you cool and comfy. I just love Hawaii.

Anyway, let's get on with the first order of business. The winner of the happy, little cupcake is:

Pigwidget has an amazing crafty Blythe blog and if you haven't visited it yet, you must! She always has great photos of her girls. I will get in touch with you soon, Pigwidget!

Last weekend, Loovee tagged along with me to the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu. One of my favorite exhibits was by local artist Cade Roster. It was called Plush Gaiden and it featured a series of whimsical mixed media bear sculptures. Here are a few of my favorites from the series:

"8th Grade" by Cade Roster

"Juggernaut" by Cade Roster

"Truth" by Cade Roster

Aren't they adorable? Their kawaii-ness had me seriously squealing.

The museum has a beautiful, lush zen garden out back, which features even more art sculptures. Loovee had a great time running around there.

I enjoyed the trip to the museum with Loovee so much that I think I will make field trips a regular feature. There are so many great places in Hawaii that Loovee and I are dying to share with you all.

As for my aforementioned Re-Ment frenzy . . . well, it has died down, thankfully. What killed the obsession for me was the constant disappointment of getting sets I did not want. I had to go through seven boxes to find the dinosaur lunch set I was coveting for Gachapin. I swear I felt like I won the lottery when I finally found it!

I sure hope Gachapin appreciates my efforts more than his droopy face is showing.

Well, it's time to check out what my wonderful blogging pals are up to. I can't wait to see what great things are going on with all of you.

Mahalo for stopping by!

P.S. If you are wondering why my photos now have copyrights on them it's because I recently had some of my photos stolen. Have any of you ever experienced this? What a headache that was. I shake my fist at you, image thieves!